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BLET Newsletter

A call to arms: Join me in our National Contract fight

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President (BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce ...
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Allen reelected Washington State Legislative Board Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 22 — Brother Shahraim C. Allen was reelected by acclamation to his second term as Chairman of ...
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Rail Labor seeks mediation to settle national contract talks

A PDF of this statement is available for download at: Rail Labor’s Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) released the following ...
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Open enrollment begins December 1, 2016 for the BLET Short Term Disability Part B Plan

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 30, 2016 — Open Enrollment for 2017 under the BLET’s Short Term Disability Part B insurance plan ...
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FRA to issue advisory on sleep apnea, cameras

From The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is finalizing an advisory to push railroads to begin testing train operators for obstructive sleep ...
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Now Is The Time To Address Rail Worker Fatigue

(BLET Editor’s Note: The following message from BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been excerpted from the October 2016 ...
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BLET Legislative Representatives meet in Washington

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 30 — Legislative Representatives of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) met at Teamsters headquarters ...
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BLET fights industry effort to reduce air brake inspections

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 19 — The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) is taking a stand against a rail ...
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Health FSA open enrollment for 2017 begins October 1

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 16 — Open enrollment for the Health Flexible Spending Account Plan (FSA) 2017 benefit year runs from ...
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Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, August 1, 2016) CHICAGO — The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) administers the Railroad Unemployment ...
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Labor Day 2016

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 2 — Labor Day is the American holiday that formally ...
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Four rail hazmat training classes available

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 2 — The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four training sessions in the coming ...
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Simple steps to lower your blood pressure

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure (or hypertension) and don’t know it.  Let’s let that sink in for a minute. The number alone is staggering—but that most don’t even know they have high blood pressure is the reason it is often referred to as a silent killer.

How to control your seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies are kicking in. Find out how our doctors can diagnose your allergies and help you control them.

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Depot Drug and UPREHS are pleased to announce a new free meter program for non-Medicare members. 

Avoiding the festive 15

Having the willpower to avoid the cookie aisle at the grocery store on a “normal” day is tough. Avoiding the aisle, end caps and special displays during the holiday season, well that requires super human strength.  If you’ve ever been tempted to skip a glass and drink straight from a bowl of eggnog at your company holiday party, fear not.  I have some suggestions you can follow to help avoid the dreaded Festive 15 lbs!


The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

Disclaimer: This website is not affiliated with Union Pacific Railroad, and the information contained within these web pages may not reflect the views or opinions of the Union Pacific Railroad.

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